Leadership Spotlight - Jacqueline Trost, Communications Committee Board Liaison

March 15, 2022
Written by: CREW Detroit
This week’s spotlight is on Jacqueline Trost, Chief Marketing Officer, Lee Industrial Contracting.  Jacqueline is the Liaison for CREW Detroit Communications Committee.  With her loyalty, leadership and dedication, the Communications Committee positions CREW Detroit, and its members, in a positive and professional manner through a network of communication tools. This can include social media, public relations, CREW Detroit’s website, industry and member news, blogs and more.

Where’s your favorite place to vacation? Why?
I don’t necessarily have a favorite vacation location; I just love to travel. Right before the pandemic, my college best friend and I visited Amsterdam and Germany. Later this year she and I are planning a trip to Austria, Czech Republic and Hungary.

Is it about winning or losing or how you play the game?
That’s kind of a loaded question! When you win, you’ve typically achieved a goal or done something meaningful. When you lose, you often learn something valuable – like opportunities for improvement. And, how you play the game, is important because it can impact how others view you – did you “play dirty or were you fair and contributing team player (even if the outcome wasn’t what you wanted). With that said, I would have to say it’s about how you play the game because that can have a lot to do with whether you win or lose.

Who inspires you? Why?
I’m always inspired by people who think outside the box. Sometimes, when you’re deep in a project or a challenging problem, it’s hard to look at things objectively. I love it when someone has an idea, or mentions a possible solution or resolution, that spurs meaningful conversation. Oftentimes, that discussion leads to an even better plan because everyone involved is inspired to think differently. 

What show are you currently binge-watching?
My current binge-watching list is a mixed bag. It includes “Billions”, “The Righteous Gemstones” and Ozark”.

When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
I always said I wanted to be a lawyer when I was a kid. I had a gift for gab and tried to reason my way into/out of everything (which, as you can imagine, my parents weren’t too happy about). I was on the debate team all four years of high school – and I was a regional debate judge my senior year and won a couple of awards – and I became involved in forensics in college. I always thought I’d go to law school after my undergrad. Then I took a Broadcast & Cinematics Arts class at Central Michigan the 2nd  semester of my freshman year and became hooked on studying media.